I find it a rarity to meet truly inspiring people. I meet generous, uplifting and caring people often. Inspirational…..no not that much. Till recently. I had a session last fall with a woman who recently got a divorce and was looking to get some new “chic” photo’s. The session was scheduled for a fall day. The air had a chill to it and the leaves were already mostly fallen. I met the woman and her friend and started the session. Truthfully, we had a great time. She was funny, charming, down to earth and pleasant to work with. Her friend Stephanie was a little shy but interesting and engaging. It’s kind of an art to interact with clients while trying to photograph them naturally. It’s a fine balance that I truly pray about before I ever start a session.
Anyways, I spoke with the friend for a bit and she had mentioned she was on a weight loss journey. Isn’t it impressive when someone actually wants to change a part of themselves for the better. I LOVE meeting people like this. I always feel like I am trying to change something (although that’s another entry.)
This woman on the weight loss journey had booked a future session. The session was to celebrate her journey. Celebrate the fact that she had not taken pictures for 10 years and avoided cameras at all cost’s. This session was to mark the incredible determination and decision to no longer be the woman that was bringing her down. I couldn’t wait to be apart of this celebration!
Fast forward to yesterday. She stepped out of the car and I did not recognize her. She had lost the 95lb and was rocking her new self. It’s amazing to me, the mind. That when you decide to do something, if you really want it, you can get it done. It was truly inspiring to hear about her journey, to hear about her new realizations, and how people treat her.
We had an amazing session and even had a celebratory cocktail at a local restaurant! Cheers to the new you Stephanie! Give this girl some LOVE!